• Zaha Hadid’s built legacy: skyscrapers

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    “I am sure that as a woman I can do a very good skyscraper,” said the late Hadid, whose work remains a force of creative inspiration in a masculine domain. While high-rise was an important sector for the startchitect, many of her designs don’t look exactly like typical high-rises. This week begins an online architectural retrospective series on Hadid which originally appeared in AR145 – Future.

  • Longer lives, higher expectations: the future of seniors living design

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    “Baby boomers will no longer tolerate residential care environments that mirror hospitals rather than homes,” says Hamilton Wilson, director of Wilson Architects.

  • Architecture for Humanity sued for $3 million

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    It is now being reported that AFH’s board and founding members are being sued for the alleged mismanagement of funds.

  • The architecture of ageing

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    Designing for an ageing population is traditionally synonymous with assisted living and retirement communities, models of isolation and dependency. The economic and financial implications aside, these environments have often perpetuated an array of particularly ominous conditions.

  • Habitat: balancing work, life, and the environment | Australian Design Review

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    “The masterplan is where the real smarts of the project lies – there is in-built permeability to the surrounding areas, dual frontages to dwellings to allow the live/work idea to flourish, community facilities, and a wetland for the native Wallam froglets.” Architect Dominic Finlay-Jones talks ADR through Habitat, Byron Bay’s new mixed-use business hub.

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